Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017
Francistown Mayor, Sylvia Muzila, has expressed concern about some unscrupulous people who steal street lights items in the second city.
Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017
A Botswana Democratic Party Councilor for Gxhabara ward in Maun, Vepaune Moreti, is awaiting trial, in case in which he is alleged to have stolen gum poles belonging to government.
Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017
Ramotswa village has been closed off from the rest of the country following flooding in the area that has led to the closure of the only road leading into the village, including the Ramotswa/South

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Muzila raise concerns over street lights theft

Francistown Mayor, Sylvia Muzila, has expressed concern about some unscrupulous people who steal street lights items in the second city.

Addressing a full council meeting yesterday, Muzila urged members of the public to report the thieves to the police when they see such cases happening.

She strongly criticized such people who are involved in stealing street lights equipment, saying such actions impacts on the safety of the communities that live in dark areas.

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BDP councilor awaits trial for allegedly stealing gum poles

A Botswana Democratic Party Councilor for Gxhabara ward in Maun, Vepaune Moreti, is awaiting trial, in case in which he is alleged to have stolen gum poles belonging to government.

Moreti and his co-accused, Johannes Kapii, has both changed their pleas after previously pleading guilty to the charge.

The court has ordered for the state prosecution to serve the accused persons with necessary documents to prepare for case management conference.

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Ramotswa closed off following floods in the village

Ramotswa village has been closed off from the rest of the country following flooding in the area that has led to the closure of the only road leading into the village, including the Ramotswa/South Africa border gate.

Our journalist in Ramotswa, Bay Tsimane says the local rivers in the village are overflowing which has also led to the submergence of the newly constructed bridge connecting Botswana to South Africa.

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Med rescue provides assistance to passengers stuck in a 30 seater bus

Med Rescue Botswana, rescued passengers who were stuck in a 30 seater bus that was swept off the bridge by heavy flooding between Lobatse and Kanye road yesterday.

Med Rescue says its Emergency Medical Team were assisted by the Kanye Police and Kanye Hospital Ambulance crew and the public.

It says all passengers were rescued and no one sustained injuries.

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SPSS ranks position three in BGCSE examinations

Despite writing examinations under immense pressure following the shock announcement of the closure of the BCL Mine, Selebi Phikwe students have once again defied the odds by performing fairly well in the BGCSE examinations released yesterday.

Selebi Phikwe Senior Secondary School moved up one place to position three in the national school ranking, with a modest three percent improvement from last year.

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St Joseph’s college top performer of BGCSE examinations

St Joseph's College is the top performer in the 2016 BGCSE, with a pass rate of 60.86 percent, showing a 9 percent improvement.

It was followed by Mater Spei College, with 40 percent. Selibe Phikwe Senior Secondary is the 3rd best performing school with 35.63 percent, followed by Masunga Senior, while Naledi Senior was ranked the 5th best performing school.

Meanwhile, school that performed badly in the 2016 BGCSE exam include, Matsha Senior, Shakawe Senior and Gantsi senior.

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BGCSE results shows slight improvement as compared to 2015

The Botswana Examinations Council says 6 thousand, 386 out of 35 thousand 465 students who sat for the Botswana General Certificate for Secondary Schools, BGCSE, have been awarded grade C or better in the 2016 exams.

BEC says the results released yesterday show a slight increase of 0.92 percent, in the number of candidates awarded grade C or better the 2016 exams, as compared to 2015.

The council further stated that individual candidates will be able to access the results through Botswana BEC website and through SMS.

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Meteorological services warns public of possible floods caused by heavy rains

The Department of Meteorological Services has warned that the recent heavy rainfalls could cause flooding in some parts of the country.

The department says heavy rainfall of 80 mm or more in 24 hours is expected to continue in the Southern part of the country.

The rains will also extend to the Central District by Wednesday eventually drifting towards the North-East by Thursday into Friday.

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Train carrying goods derails following heavy rains in Lobatse area

Lobatse Police Station, Officer Commanding, Alakanani Makobo says a goods train destined for Lobatse derailed following heavy rains in the area yesterday.

Makobo says the train, which was travelling from Ramatlabama

derailed as a result of flooding. He says the section of the rail track was washed away, adding that no one sustained any injuries.

Makobo says the damaged train and carriages have since been removed from the scene.

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Lobatse/Gaborone road closed due to a collapsed bridge

The Lobatse- Gaborone and Moshupa-Kanye roads have been closed, following a bridge collapse near Nnywane dam on the A1 road.

This was confirmed by District number 4 officer commander, senior superintendent Alakanani Makobo.

He advised motorists to use Mogobane-Kanye –Molapowabong roads to reach Lobatse.

Makobo has urges motorists to be cooperative since it may take time to repair the bridge.

Meanwhile, several passengers were rescued from a bus after it was swept off the road by flood waters in Maisane yesterday.

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